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Belief in Allah

  1. 1. <ul><li>Concept of Oneness of God (Tawheed ) </li></ul><ul><li>in Islam </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>No one has seen Allah </li></ul><ul><li>We know about Allah from what Allah mentioned about Himself in the Quran and through Prophet Muhammad (s). </li></ul><ul><li>We know Allah from His attributes as mentioned in the above two sources. </li></ul>Who is Allah?
  3. 3. Who is Allah?
  4. 4. The Word ‘Allah’ in the Arabic Bible
  5. 5. His Name is Allah
  6. 6. The names Allah and God
  7. 7. <ul><li>Attributes of Allah are not just for us to know them or understand them. </li></ul><ul><li>But for us to ponder on them and connect with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is All-Seeing </li></ul><ul><li>What does this attributes of Allah mean to us? </li></ul><ul><li>How should we live our life knowing this sublime attribute of Allah? </li></ul>How to benefit from Allah’s Attributes?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Allah is One </li></ul><ul><li>This forms the core belief of Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is ONE in His essence and in person. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is NOT one in three or any such division or multiplication. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Say: He is Allah, The One and only”(Quran112:1) </li></ul>Allah is ONE (Al-Ahad)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Allah is the sole Originator of the heavens and the earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No one along with Allah who took part in the creation process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one besides Allah who took part in the creation process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Creator of the heavens and the earth; and when He decrees a thing, He but says to it 'Be,' and it is. (Quran 2:117) </li></ul></ul>Allah is the sole Creator (Al – Khaliq)
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Allah! There is no God but He. the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. </li></ul><ul><li>His throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” (Quran 2:255) </li></ul>Allah doesn’t rest nor need to get refreshed
  11. 11. <ul><li>Allah alone is worthy of worship </li></ul><ul><li>No one should be worshipped ALONG with Allah </li></ul><ul><li>No one should be worshipped BESIDES Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah should be worship DIRECTLY </li></ul><ul><li>Allah should not be worshipped via any intermediary like a Prophet, Saint, Idol etc. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ You Alone we worship and You alone we seek for help’ (Quran 1:5) </li></ul>Allah alone is worthy of worship
  12. 12. <ul><li>And they say: Allah has begotten a son. Glory be to Him. Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him. (Quran 2:116) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;He begets not, nor was He begotten; (Quran 112:3) </li></ul>Allah Begets not, nor is begotten
  13. 13. <ul><li>Allah, alone, is worthy of His Divine attributes. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation should not be given these attributes of Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah should not be given the attributes of creation. </li></ul><ul><li>HE is the originator of the heavens and the earth. HE has made for you pairs of you own selves, and of the cattle also HE has made pairs. HE multiplies you therein. There is nothing whatever like unto HIM, and HE is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (Quran 42:11) </li></ul>None is equal to Allah
  14. 14. <ul><li>Allah knows everything. </li></ul><ul><li>He knows what we do openly or secretly </li></ul><ul><li>Allah knows what we think and our intentions. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Should He not know, - He that created? and He is the One that understands the finest mysteries (and) is well-acquainted (with them).” (Quran 67:14) </li></ul>Allah is All-Knowing (Al-Khabir)
  15. 15. <ul><li>The oxygen we breath </li></ul><ul><li>The water present in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The vegetables and fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Animals….. </li></ul><ul><li>All and everyone depends on Allah and Allah depends on none. </li></ul><ul><li>“ For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, - Lord of Power, - Steadfast (for ever).” (Quran51:58) </li></ul>Allah is the Sustainer (Ar-Razzaq)
  16. 16. <ul><li>He gives life and death to all the creatures. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And He it is Who gives life and causes death, and (in) His (control) is the alternation of the night and the day; do you not then understand?” (Quran23:80) </li></ul>Allah is the giver and taker of life
  17. 17. <ul><li>Allah is All-Just </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is All-Knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is All-Perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is The Rewarder </li></ul><ul><li>Thus Allah is the best entity to judge us on the Day of Judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>No one will judge us along with Allah </li></ul><ul><li>No one will judge us besides Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Master of the Day of Judgment” (Quran 1:4) </li></ul>Allah – The Judge on the Day of Judgment
  18. 18. <ul><li>When there was nothing, He was. </li></ul><ul><li>When there will be nothing, He still will be. </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is Eternal, Immortal. </li></ul><ul><li>“ He is the First as well as the Last, the Manifest as well as the Hidden , and He has knowledge of everything.” (Quran 57:3) </li></ul>Allah is The First & The Last
  19. 19. <ul><li>Allah is the source of all love and kindness </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is the most affectionate </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is the one deserving the most love and affection </li></ul><ul><li>“ And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness.” (Quran 85:14) </li></ul>Allah is The Most Loving
  20. 20. Names of Allah 1-10 Allah   The Greatest Name Ar-Rahman 1 The All-Compassionate Ar-Rahim 2 The All-Merciful Al-Malik 3 The Absolute Ruler Al-Quddus 4 The Pure One As-Salam 5 The Source of Peace Al-Mu'min 6 The Inspirer of Faith Al-Muhaymin 7 The Guardian Al-'Aziz 8 The Victorious Al-Jabbar 9 The Compeller Al-Mutakabbir 10 The Greatest
  21. 21. Names of Allah 11-20 Al-Khaliq 11 The Creator Al-Bari' 12 The Maker of Order Al-Musawwir 13 The Shaper of Beauty Al-Ghaffar 14 The Forgiving Al-Qahhar 15 The Subduer Al-Wahhab 16 The Giver of All Ar-Razzaq 17 The Sustainer Al-Fattah 18 The Opener Al-'Alim 19 The Knower of All Al-Qabid 20 The Constrictor
  22. 22. Al-Basit 21 The Reliever Al-Khafid 22 The Abaser Ar-Rafi' 23 The Exalter Al-Mu'izz 24 The Bestower of Honors Al-Mudhill 25 The Humiliator As-Sami 26 The Hearer of All Al-Basir 27 The Seer of All Al-Hakam 28 The Judge Al-'Adl 29 The Just Al-Latif 30 The Subtle One Names of Allah 21-30
  23. 23. Names of Allah 31-40 Al-Khabir 31 The All-Aware Al-Halim 32 The Forebearing Al-'Azim 33 The Magnificent Al-Ghafur 34 The Forgiver and Hider of Faults Ash-Shakur 35 The Rewarder of Thankfulness Al-'Ali 36 The Highest Al-Kabir 37 The Greatest Al-Hafiz 38 The Preserver Al-Muqit 39 The Nourisher Al-Hasib 40 The Accounter
  24. 24. Al-Jalil 41 The Mighty Al-Karim 42 The Generous Ar-Raqib 43 The Watchful One Al-Mujib 44 The Responder to Prayer Al-Wasi' 45 The All-Comprehending Al-Hakim 46 The Perfectly Wise Al-Wadud 47 The Loving One Al-Majíd 48 The Majestic One Al-Ba'ith 49 The Resurrector Ash-Shahid 50 The Witness Names of Allah 41-50
  25. 25. Al- Haqq 51 The Truth Al-Wakil 52 The Trustee Al-Qawi 53 The Possessor of All Strength Al-Matin 54 The Forceful One Al-Wáli 55 The Governor Al-Hamid 56 The Praised One Al-Muhsi 57 The Appraiser Al-Mubdi 58 The Originator Al-Mu'id 59 The Restorer Al-Muhyi 60 The Giver of Life Names of Allah 51-60
  26. 26. Al-Mumit 61 The Taker of Life Al-Hayy 62 The Ever Living One Al-Qayyum 63 The Self-Existing One Al-Wajid 64 The Finder Al-Májid 65 The Glorious Al-Wahid 66 The Only One Al-Ahad 67 The One As-Samad 68 The Satisfier of All Needs Al-Qadir 69 The All Powerful Al-Muqtadir 70 The Creator of All Power Names of Allah 61-70
  27. 27. Al-Muqaddim 71 The Expediter Al-Mu'akhkhir 72 The Delayer Al-Awwal 73 The First Al-Akhir 74 The Last Az-Zahir 75 The Manifest One Al-Batin 76 The Hidden One Al-Walí 77 The Protecting Friend Al-Muta'ali 78 The Supreme One Al-Barr 79 The Doer of Good At-Tawwib 80 The Guide to Repentance Names of Allah 71-80
  28. 28. Al-Muntaqim 81 The Avenger Al-Afu 82 The Forgiver Ar-Ra'uf 83 The Clement Malik al-Mulk 84 The Owner of All Dhul-JalaliWal-Ikram 85 The Lord of Majesty and Bounty Al-Muqsit 86 The Equitable One Al-Jami 87 The Gatherer Al-Ghani 88 The Rich One Al-Mughni 89 The Enricher Al-Mani' 90 The Preventer of Harm Names of Allah 81-90
  29. 29. Ad-Darr 91 The Creator of The Harmful An-Nafi 92 The Creator of Good An-Nur 93 The Light Al-Hadi 94 The Guide Al-Badi 95 The Originator Al-Baqi 96 The Everlasting One Al-Warith 97 The Inheritor of All Ar-Rashid 98 The Righteous Teacher As-Sabur 99 The Patient One Names of Allah 91-99